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How do you feel about contact tracing as a tool to fight the pandemic?

Posted April 20, 2020 through April 27, 2020 (227 Votes)
It's essential -- the U.S. should not reopen without it.
21.15%
I support it on a voluntary basis, with reasonable privacy protections.
17.62%
I would use a completely anonymous system.
16.74%
I strongly oppose any contact tracing for privacy reasons.
29.07%
I doubt it would be effective.
7.49%
I don't think it's necessary.
4.41%
I don't know what contact tracing is.
3.52%


How should national elections be conducted in the U.S.?

Posted April 13, 2020 through April 20, 2020 (205 Votes)
Mail-in ballots should be sent to every registered voter.
20.49%
Mail-in ballots should be sent to any voter on request.
5.85%
A secure electronic voting system should be an option.
6.34%
In-person voting should be required except for specific exceptions.
20.00%
States should set their own rules.
3.41%
Every citizen should be required to vote, with unexcused failure penalized.
43.90%


Which of these technologies has the pandemic caused you to increase using the most?

Posted April 6, 2020 through April 13, 2020 (99 Votes)
e-commerce
10.10%
gaming
14.14%
online news
17.17%
social networking
14.14%
streaming entertainment
17.17%
texting
3.03%
videoconferencing
24.24%


How has the pandemic impacted your daily life?

Posted March 30, 2020 through April 6, 2020 (120 Votes)
I'm interacting more with family and friends, off and online.
15.00%
I'm consuming much more news.
10.83%
I'm escaping through TV shows, movies and books.
12.50%
I'm spending more time on personal and home projects.
32.50%
I'm feeling isolated and anxious.
10.83%
I have less time for work due to distractions.
9.17%
My work is on the front lines -- I'm overwhelmed.
9.17%


What do you consider most worrisome if the Internet should go down during the pandemic?

Posted March 23, 2020 through March 30, 2020 (120 Votes)
It would compromise the delivery of critical health information.
14.17%
It would impair the operations of providers of needed services.
14.17%
People would not be able to order goods online.
3.33%
The damage to the global economy would be incalculable.
22.50%
Many people would not be able to communicate with loved ones and friends.
19.17%
It would make working from home impossible.
21.67%
Loss of entertainment options could threaten mental health.
5.00%


What is your attitude toward misinformation online?

Posted March 16, 2020 through March 23, 2020 (81 Votes)
The government should impose consequences for intentional extreme cases.
18.52%
Social networks should do a better job of addressing the issue.
12.35%
Schools should put more emphasis on critical thinking skills.
20.99%
Individuals should take responsibility for checking the reliability of sources.
41.98%
Internet users should verify information with expert fact-checkers.
2.47%
Everyone should rely more on offline information sources.
3.70%


How do you expect coronavirus to impact your daily work routine?

Posted March 9, 2020 through March 16, 2020 (121 Votes)
My public-facing job could be at risk due to a sharp reduction in customers.
7.44%
My company could assign me to work from home.
34.71%
My job can't be done at home, but I'll do my best to avoid contagion.
27.27%
I'm worried that school or daycare closures will prevent me from going to work.
4.96%
I work in healthcare and I'm expecting to be overwhelmed.
3.31%
I already work at home, so it won't affect my daily routine much.
22.31%


How concerned are you about the coronavirus threat?

Posted March 2, 2020 through March 9, 2020 (223 Votes)
I'm very worried about the health risks for myself or others close to me.
16.59%
I'm very worried about the global economic impact.
14.80%
I'm concerned that officials are not managing the threat well.
20.18%
I'm concerned that misinformation will cause people to panic.
26.46%
I believe it will go away on its own with few major consequences.
14.35%
I believe the U.S. will contain it better than other countries have.
7.62%


How do you feel about your use of the Internet?

Posted February 24, 2020 through March 2, 2020 (142 Votes)
I spend a lot of time online and it's mostly high value.
25.35%
I spend a lot of time online and much of it is wasted.
21.83%
I'd like to experience more immersive online activities, like VR.
7.75%
I'd like to spend more time in the real world.
11.27%
I'd like to be always connected, perhaps with eyewear.
3.52%
It's important to disconnect from the Web at regular intervals.
28.17%
I go online as little as possible and I intend to keep it that way.
2.11%


How worried are you about climate change?

Posted February 17, 2020 through February 24, 2020 (273 Votes)
I believe it will cause global catastrophe in my lifetime.
35.90%
I'm very worried but I believe nations will come together to reverse it.
5.86%
I'm very worried and I think the private sector is our best hope.
4.03%
I'm somewhat worried but I don't think it will affect me much personally.
6.59%
I've changed my own behavior to do what I can to help the planet.
7.69%
I'm not worried -- it's a natural cycle.
28.94%
I'm not worried -- it's a media hoax.
10.99%


How concerned are you about online disinformation during the U.S. presidential election cycle?

Posted February 10, 2020 through February 17, 2020 (120 Votes)
Very concerned -- Internet companies haven't done enough to address the issue.
37.50%
Very concerned -- there's really no effective way to counter it.
20.00%
Somewhat concerned -- companies have stepped up to lessen the impact.
8.33%
Somewhat concerned -- voters are less naive this time around.
7.50%
Not at all concerned -- the threat is overblown.
13.33%
Not at all concerned -- voters have learned to fact-check for themselves.
13.33%


How do you feel about the trend toward performing desk jobs remotely?

Posted February 3, 2020 through February 10, 2020 (112 Votes)
It's a win-win: Employers cut costs, and employees are happier.
22.32%
Remote workers tend to be healthier and more productive.
3.57%
It works well in some cases, but there's a high risk of employee abuse.
14.29%
It's best to combine some on-premises time with remote working options.
47.32%
Remote working makes it difficult to build professional relationships.
8.04%
Remote workers experience stress because they are always "on the clock."
4.46%


How closely do you guard your online privacy?

Posted January 27, 2020 through February 3, 2020 (122 Votes)
I take every opportunity to control my data-sharing.
43.44%
I usually don't share when prompted to choose but I'm not proactive.
14.75%
I'm comfortable sharing my data with companies I trust.
8.20%
I use a VPN, incognito surfing or other tech tools to improve privacy.
22.95%
I don't know where to start, so I don't bother.
3.28%
Privacy is not possible, so guarding it is a waste of time.
7.38%


How do you feel about government regulation of the U.S. tech industry?

Posted January 20, 2020 through January 27, 2020 (132 Votes)
Big tech companies are abusing their monopoly power and must be reined in.
35.61%
Stronger regulations to protect consumer data definitely are needed.
34.85%
Regulations stifle innovation and should be kept to the barest minimum.
6.82%
Over-regulation could give China and other nations an unfair advantage.
3.03%
Outdated antitrust laws should be updated prior to serious regulatory efforts.
9.85%
Tech companies should regulate themselves to avoid government intervention.
9.85%


How do you feel about digital immortality through an artificial intelligence avatar?

Posted January 13, 2020 through January 20, 2020 (161 Votes)
I'd like to have my own mind uploaded to an avatar after death.
26.09%
I'd like to interact with avatars of dead relatives and friends.
6.21%
Avatars should be created for important historic figures only.
1.86%
I'd be interested in seeing avatars of dead entertainers perform.
4.35%
I'm concerned about the ethics -- legal limits should be in place.
19.25%
The idea is creepy, and I don't approve at all.
42.24%

digital to-do list for turning customers into fans
How important is the availability of curbside service when you consider a physical store to do your shopping?
Critically Important - I will not shop at an establishment that does not provide curbside service.
Quite Important - During the pandemic I prefer not to go inside a physical location. Still, I will consider a business that does not offer curbside service.
Somewhat Important - I like a curbside option, but itís not part of my decision-making process when I choose where to shop.
Not Important - I do not use curbside pickup. When I go out to shop I want to select everything myself.
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